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Never Mind The Balkans Here S Romania

Author : Mike Ormsby
ISBN : 1477465367
Genre : Travel
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How does it feel when Transylvania is heaven on earth, but scary as hell? When you wake from a political nightmare, with a social headache? When your country is transformed, but not really? When the front door is for VIPs and the back door is for you? When you buy the perfect home in the wrong place? When you mix Thracians, Dacians, Romans, Saxons, Turks, Hungarians, French, Russians and a Brit?Mike Ormsby is a writer, global nomad and former BBC journalist/World Service trainer, whose collection of 58 short stories - funny and bittersweet – has become a cult read among Romanians, Romaniaphiles and the uninitiated, around the world.These ironic but affectionate tales, of ordinary people in often-extraordinary circumstances, have earned glowing reviews from Romania's literary critics. Some dubbed the author 'our British Caragiale', after their beloved Victorian-era playwright and satirist.Each story offers a unique glimpse of this irresistible, dynamic and enthralling country, where the locals say: "Ca la noi, la nimeni: there's nobody quite like us.” That's neither a boast nor a confession, just a fact, and Ormsby's colourful characters will entertain, educate and enrage. It usually depends on who is reading...

Times New Romanian

Author : Nigel Shakespear
ISBN : 9781783064519
Genre : Travel
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‘In Romania anything is possible, everything is impossible, and nothing is ever as it seems.’ Times New Romanian provides a picture of Romania today through the individual first-person narratives of people who chose to go and make a life in this country. Each chapter a voice, each story in Times New Romanian provides readers with a look into the Romanian world – the way things work, the vitality of the people, the living heritage of rural traditions, ordinary life – sometimes dark, sometimes sublime, always interesting. In a land full of character and contradiction, there is a strong attraction for those with the spirit to meet the challenges, where the one thing you can be sure of is the unpredictable. Life is not always easy. These stories will tell you why... If you want to know more about Romanians and their country, the voices in Times New Romanian make for an enjoyable and lively read. Inspired by Studs Terkel and Tony Parker, Nigel used their oral history style and his own experience in Romania to guide him in recording these interviews. Featured in The Bookseller

The Mountains Of Romania

Author : Janneke Klop
ISBN : 9781783628186
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This guide describes 27 short treks of 2-6 days and 10 day walks in the mountains of Romania. Although there is a slight focus on Transylvania, most of the main massifs are included, with chapters covering the Mountains of Maramures, the Eastern Carpathians, the mountains around Brasov, the Fagara?, the region between the Olt and the Jiu, the Retezat, the mountains of Banat and the Apuseni. Also included is an ascent of Moldoveanu, Romania's highest peak at 2544m. There is a wealth of advice to help you plan your trip and organise the logistics of your walk or trek. Some routes avail of the network of mountain huts; others offer opportunities to camp in attractive wild locations. Overviews and a route summary table make it easy to choose an appropriate excursion. Each route includes clear description and mapping, as well as notes on accommodation and access (some can be accessed by public transport, although others require either pre-arranged pick-up or hitchhiking). There are fascinating insights into Romania's colourful culture and history and appendices containing hut listings, useful contacts and a helpful glossary. The graded routes are as varied as Romania's diverse landscapes. They take in rolling hills, craggy karst peaks, glacial lakes and Europe's last virgin forests, with other highlights including Transylvanian castles, wooden churches, the Piatra Craiului ridge and the spectacular Sapte Scari (Seven Ladders) and Turda Gorges. Historic towns such as the medieval towns of Brasov and Sibiu and the spa resort of Vatra Dornei offer easy access to the mountains; other routes visit remote villages that have changed little over the centuries, where self-sufficiency is still very much the way of life. All in all, the guide is a perfect companion to discovering the unspoilt beauty of Romania's enchanting mountain regions.

Never Mind The Vampires Here S Transylvania

Author : Mike Ormsby
ISBN : 1973896141
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After twenty years of living in cities around the world, British writer Mike Ormsby settles in a tiny village in Romania's fabled Transylvania, where the air is clean, the scenery spectacular, and solitude a balm for the soul. But Mike and his wife Angela discover that their learning curve is as steep as a Carpathian slope. Following his critically acclaimed 2008 debut 'Never Mind the Balkans, Here's Romania', Mike returns with his inimitable wit and sense of wonder. Join him in Transylvania. And never mind the vampires."Gives an absolutely spot-on sense of rural life in a changing Transylvania, with cutting insights and wry humour." Tim Burford, Author, The Rough Guide to Romania"Poignant, immediate, always original. Ormsby is the perfect guide." Robin Ashenden, Central and Eastern European London Review"The modern world is turning rural Romania upside down and inside out. Mike Ormsby captures well the agony and ecstasy of this transition." William Blacker, Author, 'Along The Enchanted Way' "An excellent blend of dialogue, wit, and irony." Dr Gabriela Colipca-Ciobanu, Associate Professor, Dunarea de Jos University"Sublime." Craig Turp, Editor, Bucharest in Your Pocket

Problems Of Communism

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ISBN : UOM:39015059418940
Genre : Communism
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Non Canonically Case Marked Subjects

Author : Jóhanna Barðdal
ISBN : 9789027263513
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Interest in non-canonically case-marked subjects has been unceasing since the groundbreaking work of Andrews and Masica in the late 70’s who were the first to document the existence of syntactic subjects in another morphological case than the nominative. Their research was focused on Icelandic and South-Asian languages, respectively, and since then, oblique subjects have been reported for language after language throughout the world. This newfangled recognition of the concept of oblique subjects at the time was followed by discussions of the role and validity of subject tests, discussions of the verbal semantics involved, as well as discussions of the theoretical implications of this case marking strategy of syntactic subjects. This volume contributes to all these debates, making available research articles on different languages and language families, additionally highlighting issues like language contact, differential subject marking and the origin of oblique subjects.

Palincashire Tales Of Transylvania

Author : Mike Ormsby
ISBN : 1973896192
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Italy has Tuscany, France the Loire, and Romania has Palincashire in beautiful Transylvania. Little known until now, Palincashire is located south of fact and east of fiction. In Palincashire, all your guidebooks come true, and if you believe that you'll believe anything. Following his critically acclaimed 2008 debut, 'Never Mind the Balkans, Here's Romania', Mike Ormsby returns with his inimitable wit and sense of wonder to put Palincashire on the literary map. Join him in his adopted home!"Funny, moving, beautiful, and true to life." Lucy Abel-Smith, Author, 'Travels in Transylvania' Blue Guide"Affectionate, entertaining, and very funny." Nick Hunt, Author, 'Walking the Woods and the Water'"Mike conjures scenes with a lovely light touch and distinctive humour." Nigel Shakespear, Editor, 'Times New Romanian'"Like 65 proof palinca offered at 10 a.m., these stories fill you with both happiness and sadness." Raluca Feher, Author, 'America Dezgolita de la Brau in Jos'"Humorous affection dusts every finely-honed phrase." Douglas Williams, Editor, OZB magazine"A colourful picture of people, lifestyle, and customs, painted by an Englishman with an exceptional sense of humour." Ruxandra Biro, Reference Librarian, Cluj County Library

Official Report Of Debates

Author : Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Staff
ISBN : 9287135223
Genre : Political Science
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The Parliamentary Debates Hansard

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
ISBN : UOM:39015064836904
Genre : Great Britain
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Tribune

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132671996
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Spinner The Winner

Author : Mike Ormsby
ISBN : 1478286229
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A brave little wind turbine saves the day! Superb illustrations and memorable characters; Eco-tainment for the family. 65 pages. 30 mins to read aloud. NB. This edition is 'Spinner the Winner - Coloring Book' = shorter text, easy reading. For full color, full text, see 'Spinner the Winner'. Sample book: http: //bit.ly/Sy0HJU Reader LoopyLu says: "A brilliant tale of a friendly wind turbine. Loveable characters, lots of laughs, dramatic events and fabulous illustrations; a page turner even for adults. Great to see a children's story introduce renewable energy in a fun and digestible way. Should be read in every primary school. Top marks: )" (http: //amzn.to/Vh57t7)

Child Witch Kinshasa

Author : Mike Ormsby
ISBN : 1479285129
Genre : Literary Collections
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"If you liked The Poisonwood Bible, then Child Witch Kinshasa is for you." (Mail & Guardian, Johannesburg)Child Witch Kinshasa is an epic tale of travel, love and loss, set in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and England. This colorful tragicomedy unfolds through the eyes of Dudu - a young Congolese boy, Frank - a British journalist, and his wife Ruth - a mother of two, with a full-time job in London. Their lives entwine, and cultures clash, after chance encounters that reverberate from Kinshasa to Kingston-upon-Thames.The story begins when an evangelical pastor visits Dudu's remote village and accuses him of being a 'child witch' with mysterious and dangerous powers. Dudu flees his village to stay with relatives and avoid divine retribution, but his plan goes wrong and he finds himself alone and homeless. To survive, he teams up with Kilanda, a former child soldier, whose reckless sense of adventure spins them - Huck Finn style - across the vast country by road, rail, and river.Meanwhile, British journalist Frank is travelling around DR Congo, training local reporters in a western-funded project. It's a tough job, especially as his efforts are undermined by propaganda from government and rebels locked in civil war. Eventually, Frank wonders whether he can actually do any good in the DRC.The answer comes when he helps to rescue two boys from a beating in Kinshasa. Frank offers to re-home the youngest - Dudu - but this savvy street kid has learned the hard way not to trust adults, especially foreigners. Just as Frank is about to give up and go home to England, his wife Ruth has an irresistible idea that changes everything, for everybody. The story continues in Child Witch London.

Balkan Neighbours

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ISBN : IND:30000075054589
Genre : Balkan Peninsula
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Jprs Report

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ISBN : IND:30000009989207
Genre : Europe, Eastern
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Lumea

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ISBN : UVA:X030534636
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Daily Report

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ISBN : IND:30000008318879
Genre : Europe, Eastern
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Word

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ISBN : UCSC:32106019546040
Genre : Language and languages
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Romanian Review

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ISBN : UCAL:B3797181
Genre : Romania
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The Beat

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ISBN : UCSD:31822033589649
Genre : Music
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History Of Romania

Author : Susana Andea
ISBN : IND:30000093937385
Genre : Romania
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